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28 November 2014
Antarctica2 Machines take a Battering as Sastrugi Worsen

Antarctica2 Machines take a Battering as Sastrugi Worsen

Day 6: Both tractor and support trucks are taking an incredible pounding from the long hours battling across the brutal icescape in the Antarctica2 expedition to the South Pole.

27 November 2014
MF 5610 Expedition Tractor Crosses Crevasse field at minus 56 degrees C

MF 5610 Expedition Tractor Crosses Crevasse field at minus 56 degrees C

General : (26 November 2014, Antarctica) Day 5: After a long day’s driving in arduous conditions, the Massey Ferguson MF 5610 on the Antarctica2 expedition has successfully negotiated a hazardous crevasse field and steep mountainous terrain heading towards the ‘keyhole’ that will lead onto the Antarctic Ice Plateau.

26 November 2014
Progress unhindered as tractor stands up to harsh Antarctic conditions

Progress unhindered as tractor stands up to harsh Antarctic conditions

Event: (Antarctica2 - Tuesday 25th November 2014): The Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor being piloted towards the South Pole by ‘Tractor Girl’ Manon Ossevoort and her team is coping well with the challenges posed by the Antarctic climate and terrain, as the Antarctica2 expedition enters a crucial phase.

25 November 2014
Expedition encounters Sastrugi and solar storm

Expedition encounters Sastrugi and solar storm

General : After the first 48 hours on the ice, ‘Tractor Girl’, Manon Ossevoort and the Antarctica2 team have had to battle their way across frozen snow waves and deal with the effects of a massive solar storm which severely hampered communications.

24 November 2014
Antarctica2 expedition sets off for South Pole challenge

Antarctica2 expedition sets off for South Pole challenge

General : (19.55 CET, 22 November 2014, Novo Runway, Antarctica): After three years’ meticulous planning and preparation, the exciting Antarctica2 tractor expedition departed into the vast icescape today for its 5000 km journey to the South Pole and back.

21 November 2014
Antarctica2 Lead Tractor Driver shares her dream on brink of expedition departure

Antarctica2 Lead Tractor Driver shares her dream on brink of expedition departure

General : As the world waits in anticipation for the imminent departure of the Antarctica2 expedition to drive a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole, Lead Driver Manon Ossevoort is looking forward to the trip.

21 November 2014
Antarctica2 team members get set for South Pole trek

Antarctica2 team members get set for South Pole trek

General : With the arrival of Expedition Ambassador and Lead Driver, Manon Ossevoort, the whole Antarctica2 team is now at Novo Runway, making final preparations before embarking on their ambitious quest to drive a Massey Ferguson MF 5610 on a 5,000km journey to the South Pole and back.

20 November 2014
CEJA column, Issue 13, November 2014

CEJA column, Issue 13, November 2014

General : In this month’s regular column from CEJA (European Council of Young Farmers), President, Matteo Bartolini looks at the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability.

19 November 2014
MF 5610 polar tractor lands in Antarctica... and Happy Birthday Massey Ferguson!

MF 5610 polar tractor lands in Antarctica... and Happy Birthday Massey Ferguson!

Event: The Massey Ferguson tractor set to spearhead an expedition to the South Pole has touched down in the Antarctic.